No charges in Council car parks on four Saturdays before Christmas

Monday, 28 November, 2022

Charges will once again be suspended in the Council's fee-levying car parks on the four Saturdays leading up to Christmas.Don't pay to park your sleigh - info poster

If you're driving to Bearsden, Bishopbriggs, Kirkintilloch or Milngavie for festive shopping or to enjoy a bite to eat then don't pay to park your sleigh.

Look out for details of any community events in the run-up to Christmas as lights begin to twinkle above town and village centres.

Parking charges will be suspended in Council car parks in Bearsden, Bishopbriggs, Kirkintilloch and Milngavie on Saturdays 3, 10, 17 and 24 December.

The Council is a supporter of the Scotland Loves Local campaign - which includes the East Dunbartonshire Gift Card - led by Scotland's Towns Partnership. For more information on the card, Scotland loves local website

Councillor Gordan Low, Council Leader, said, "We will once again be suspending charges in our town centre car parks on the four Saturdays leading up to Christmas. If you're out and about then please support local shops, hospitality venues and service providers if you can.

"We would encourage people to walk, cycle, scoot or use public transport where possible, but if you need to drive then you will be able to park for free on Saturdays 3, 10, 17 and 24 December."

* Please note, to ensure public safety, the Council's community and parking wardens will still be enforcing parking regulations and restrictions for any vehicles parked inappropriately (on-street and off-street) - including Blue Badge misuse - on the Saturdays when charges are suspended.

* The Scotland Loves Local gift card East Dunbartonshire Gift Card is a good way to support businesses in your community while treating a friend or loved one. Visit for more information on how to buy and spend. To register your business to accept the card, go to Scotland loves

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